Honda VTR1000F Review from Australia

2003 Honda VTR1000F

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired3500 miles
Most recent distance9500 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha XJ650 Maxim


A road version of the XR400, reliable and a workhorse


Nothing has gone wrong with this bike since I have owned it.

New tyre at 5,500km, new tyre looks fine.

The one thing I would change on this bike is to extend the mirrors further out, as I get sick of seeing my arms and elbows.

General Comments:

I agree that the petrol consumption appears excessive, but my model is fitted with the bigger tank than the earlier models, so it isn't such a big issue. I think some of the consumption problems are to do with the right hand, as I love to hear the thumping noise coming out the after market pipes.

I have been on a few long rides on this bike (600kms plus), and I have no problems with it in regard to the riding position. I am 187cm tall and I can touch the ground and controls OK.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 1 review